On the Airwaves: Violence Against Women in India

APEX Express

APEX Express focuses on India in the aftermath of the heinous gang rape in Delhi last December. There was an explosion of media and public outrage against pervasive violence against women, but these incidents seem to continue unabated— most recently with the gang rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in Kolkota, India.

  • What are the links between violence, class, poverty, labor and globalization?
  • What is the media’s responsibility in covering and challenging violence that seems to be an everyday reality in India and in other South Asian countries?
  • What is the role of the South Asian diaspora in engaging with these issues and challenging patriarchy and sexism within their own communities in the U.S.?

We’ll play you excerpts from a talk by noted feminist Kavita Krishnan when she visited the Center for South Asia Studies at U.C. Berkeley recently, and a live interview with feminist journalist Kalpana Sharma who is here at U.C. Berkeley this semester.

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